Mal (Hindu traditions) in India

Unreached of the Day  2/23/2021

Mal (Hindu traditions) in India

pronounced: mahl

Mal is a shortened form of a Sanskrit phrase that can mean wrestler. The Mals live mainly in the Indian states of Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand. They speak Hindi, Bengali, or another language, depending on their location. Most of them are agricultural laborers with no land of their own, although they are also known for being watchmen or gatekeepers.

Ministry Obstacles

The Mal people live in states where there are very few followers of Christ, and they have almost no contact with anyone who has put their faith in the only Savior.

Outreach Ideas

Believers can sponsor cultural events that honor the Mal people with demonstrations of their wrestling abilities, etc. These events can include showings of the JESUS Film and free gospel material.

Scripture Focus

Now I stand on solid ground and I will publicly praise the Lord. Ps 26:12

Scripture Prayer

Pray that many from today’s people group will allow their spiritual lives to be transformed by the Lord, and that they will begin to publicly praise Him.

Prayer Focus

There are few believers among the Mal people. Pray for growth in both numbers and spiritual maturity. * Pray that the Mal, the "wrestlers," will soon have an opportunity to be confronted by the true and living God. Pray that they, like Jacob, will persevere in faith and find their true purpose as children of God. * Pray that God gives the Mal dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ. * Pray that the community leaders among them will come to Jesus Christ and lead the others to salvation. * Pray for Mal believers to disciple others who will in turn disciple others.

People Name Mal (Hindu traditions)
Country India
10/40 Window Yes
Population 1,758,000
World Population 1,783,100
Language Hindi
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image